Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka, who was recently acquitted of a sexual assault case in Australia, has announced his intention to file a civil case against the Australian State. Gunathilaka arrived in Sri Lanka after spending 11 months facing trial in Sydney.
According to Gunathilaka, Australian law prevents him from seeking compensation from the woman who accused him, but he can pursue a civil case against the Australian State to recover his legal fees incurred during the trial.
Gunathilaka expressed regret over missing out on participating in the Asia Cup and World Cup during his legal ordeal. Nevertheless, he remains determined to continue his cricket career and plans to return to training soon.
The cricketer’s decision to file a civil case against the Australian State is a legal strategy to address the financial burden he faced as a result of the trial and to seek compensation for the expenses incurred.